Shortly before the start of the Marvel Era of comic books, Journey Into Mystery #73 published “Where will you be, when… The Spider Strikes!” In it, a common household spider was doused with radioactive rays. […]
The oldest known manuscript of the New Testament of the Holy Bible is housed in the Chester Beatty Library, next to Dublin Castle, in Dublin City Center. source
Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age (Czech: Taneční hodiny pro starší a pokročilé) is a 1964 novel by the Czechoslovak writer Bohumil Hrabal. It tells the story of a man who […]
The Train from Nowhere by Michel Thaler was written entirely without verbs. The author tells the tale purely with descriptions and criticisms of the passengers on the train.
There are more than 168,000 Bibles either sold or given away per day in the United States according to the Gideons, Wycliffe International and the International Bible Societies. Historically it has been […]
In the first edition of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Oompa-Loompas were described as black pygmies from “the very deepest and darkest part of the African jungle where no […]
The original manuscript of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men was eaten by his dog. Steinbeck wrote of the incident to his agent and said, “I was pretty mad, but the poor […]
Edgar Allen Poe originally intended his poem, “The Raven” to feature a talking parrot.
Aeschylus, the great Athenian author of tragedies, died in 455 BC. He was killed when an eagle mistook his head for a rock and tried to crack a tortoise’s shell by dropping […]
Author Ernest Hemingway was an accomplished fisherman. He caught 7 marlins in one day — a world record at the time. Some of his techniques were not very sportsmanlike, however, such […]